Thursday 12 May 2016

A Matter of Time (Matters of Love #2) by Margaret Locke (2015)

Nobody would blame widowed doctoral student Eliza James for giving up on Happily Ever After; at twenty-nine, she’s suffered more loss than most people do in a lifetime. But Eliza’s convinced her own hero is still out there, waiting for her, just like in the beloved romance novels she devours. Every girl deserves a Darcy, right?

Only Eliza doesn’t dream of a modern-day affair: she wants the whole Regency experience. When a magical manuscript thrusts her back two hundred years into the arms and life of one Deveric Mattersley, Duke of Claremont, however, Eliza soon realizes some fantasies aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, especially when her duke proves himself less than a Prince Charming.

Deveric Mattersley has no interest in marriage. Determined to atone for his sins after convincing himself he's at fault for the death of his first wife, he decrees himself content to focus on running his family’s estates, and on raising his son–until the mysterious Mrs. James appears. Who is she? What does she want? And why does she make Dev’s blood run hot in a way no woman ever has?


A wonderful, fast paced and romantic time travel tale with a twist. Who doesn't wish that they could write themselves the perfect man and then have him appear in real life to sweep you off your feet? Eliza manages to do just that with the help of her friend. She is whizzed off to Regency England after a New Year's Eve kiss from the Duke of Claremont.
There are a few obstacles to overcome in their path to true love. Emily is a modern, twenty first century woman thrust into the restrictive era of the nineteenth century. On top of that, she is American and not everyone approves of the Duke's attachment to her. The Duke also has his own inner demons to face before he can embrace a future with Eliza.

I really loved this story. It was such fun. There was plenty of humour, angst and romance. I am sorry I didn't read the first book in the series but that's something 
I will remedy as soon as possible.

A Matter of Time is available in digital and paperback format. It is also available on Kindle Unlimited.
Find it here at Amazon UK

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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